Juan Carlos Acosta was appointed Director of Music Ministries at The Village Church in April 2015. Since that time the Chancel Choir and Village Community Chorale have experienced remarkable growth under his leadership. Juan Carlos has led the choirs in critically acclaimed performances of the Brahms Requiem, the Saint-Säens Christmas Oratorio, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, as well as their first international tour in June 2017. Mr. Acosta currently directs the Chancel Choir, Village Community Chorale, the Youth Choir and oversees the church concert series. Juan Carlos has been active as a church musician nearly all of his life and prior to coming to The Village Church he served as Director of Music Ministries at First United Methodist Church, Chula Vista, Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church. Currently Juan Carlos is the Associate Artistic Director of the professional choir SACRA/PROFANA, and serves on the faculty of the University of San Diego where he directs the Concert Choir. Previous positions include Director of the Cuyamaca College Choir, Choral Director at the Chula Vista School for the Creative and Performing Arts, and Conductor with the San Diego Children’s Choir. Juan Carlos holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from San Diego State University, and has done additional study with Charles Bruffy at the Westminster Conducting Institute, and Jon Washburn at the Vancouver Chamber Choir Conductor’s Symposium.